alte Säge

An old sawmill on the Austrian Weissensee has been extensively renovated and is now home to four extraordinary apartments. You will still find a lot of wood within this house, which is no longer used just as a raw material, but also for the walls, floors and gables, In combination with large window areas and unusually cut rooms, a set of modern and homely apartments have been created. Some feature a loft flair, with views into the open gable area and overhanging oriels above the millstream.

Two new apartments were added in the summer of 2017, in the large garden of the Alte Säge. The building practically grows out of the terraced terrain. Its tower-like entrances are encased in Corten steel and offer views into the deeper, embedded bedrooms through 4.5-meter-high windows. The living rooms open with large windows to the lake side. A lot of wood has also been used in these apartments, just as in the old sawmill, but they also feature an interplay with exposed concrete.

A bathing spot at the lake is only a few steps away. You can also can rent the “Badehütte Weissensee” bath-house together with one of the apartments. This award-winning building was constructed entirely of larch wood and stands out by its contemporary architecture. In winter returning to your apartment in the “Alte Säge” is especially pleasant: you can warm up in the sauna or then curl up on the sofa by the stove.

Also read our HomeStory !

What to do

Swimming, hiking (200 km marked hiking trails), mountain biking (22 MTB tracks with 150 km of all difficulty levels), diving, ice diving, running & Nordic Walking, fishing, winter sports (ice skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing)

Why we like this house

The extraordinary architecture, the hearty service and the idyllic location by the lake make the alte Säge unique.

This house is great for

Great for families!

Owner picture


Alte Säge: where two women rule the roost. Irmgard Mosser (right) manages the property on site. She brings the warmth and cosiness to these apartments and knows what her guests need to feel at home. She has great tips for each and every guest because she knows the area like the back of her hand. Angela Frey discovered the old, empty sawmill and designed the apartments to suit the way she likes to live when on holiday. Together, Irmgard and Angela strive to continuously improve your experience here at Alte Säge.


Region/Town AT – Austria, Carinthia, Weissensee, Neusach
Name alte Säge
Scenery in the Alps, 50 meters from the shores of lake Weissensee
Number of guests 6 apartments for 2 - 6 people
Completed 2012, Bathhouse 2007, Extention 2017
Design DI Peter Jungmann, Lienz
Published various, e.g. the guardian, LIVING AT HOME, zuhause wohnen
Special Features Guests can also rent the bath house on the lake
Awards Wood construction price Carinthia 2007 (bathhouse), Carinthian Building Award 2008 (bathhouse)
Price Carinthian Construction Award 2017
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna
Same PartnerIselhof
Same ArchitectUfogel



  1. Wir konnten kurzfristig buchen und waren rundum begeistert: das Apartment, die freundliche Betreuung, der zugefrorene See, die Natur, das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis! Sehr zu empfehlen!
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  2. großartiges Konzept, stilvoll und gemütlich, moderne Architektur für familiäre Behaglichkeit. Für uns ein perfekter Winterurlaub mit 3 Generationen und Hund, zum Wandern, Eislaufen, Skifahren – so gemütlich. Besonders fein sind die frühmorgendliche Bäckerkiste mit frischem Gebäck, die Nähe zum See, der Naturparkbus – idyllisch und mit großer Behaglichkeit.
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  3. Da ich schon ein Stammgast bin, und immer sehr zufrieden bin, komme ich immer wieder sehr gern. Eine sehr schön, elegant eingerichtete Wohnng, immer sehr sauber, und die Vermieterin ist auch immer sehr freundlich und gibt mir immer irgendwelche neue Tipps. Ich kann diese Ferienwohnungen nur weiter empfehlen.
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  4. Silvester 2021/2022 , ein neues Jahr beginnt und was gibt es schöneres, als dieses, in einer absolut genialen Ferienwohnung und entspannter und sehr schönen Atmosphäre zu erleben. Architektur, Gesamtstimmung, Service alles passt. Von mir ist das eine ganz klare Empfehlungen !!! DANKE!
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  5. Angelas Apartments sind wahnsinnig schön und architektonisch wirklich außergewöhnlich!!! Der Weißensee ist ein komplett unentdecktes Fleckchen Österreichs – hier bekommt man die ultimative Erholung und wird wirklich von niemandem gestört. Mit handgemachten Schlipfkrapfen von der Familie wurden wir außerdem sehr liebevoll versorgt.
    Werde auf jeden Fall wieder kommen!
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